Minute Book 1

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Charges against William Smith • 29 December 1835
Decr. 29th 1835
To the honorable Presidency of the Church of Christ of the  Latter Day-Saints
I prefer the following charges against Elder
1st . Unchristian like conduct in speaking disrespectfully  of President Joseph Smith Junr. and the revelations &  commandments given through him.
2d. For attempting to inflict personal violence on President  J. Smith Junr.
2 January 1836 • Saturday
January 2d 1836
High council met in the school Room agreeably  to previous arrangement.
Present.)Presidents
)
)
Names of Counsellors
[written between the two columns of names] Referred to
arose and read the charge  preferred against <by> bearing  date Decr 29th 1835, and proceeded to make  some very appropriate remarks touching the  case now before them, after which the  council was opened by prayer.
Elder then arose and asked  permission to speak. He then in the spirit  of meekness and humility confessed the charges [p. 135]
Charges against William Smith • 29 December 1835
Decr. 29th 1835
To the honorable Presidency of the Church of Christ of the Latter Day-Saints
I prefer the following charges against Elder
1st . Unchristian like conduct in speaking disrespectfully of President Joseph Smith Junr. and the revelations & commandments given through him.
2d. For attempting to inflict personal violence on President J. Smith Junr.
2 January 1836 • Saturday
January 2d 1836
High council met in the school Room agreeably to previous arrangement.
Present.)Presidents
)
)
Names of Counsellors
[written between the two columns of names] Referred to
arose and read the charge preferred against by bearing date Decr 29th 1835, and proceeded to make some very appropriate remarks touching the case now before them, after which the council was opened by prayer.
Elder then arose and asked permission to speak. He then in the spirit of meekness and humility confessed the charges [p. 135]
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